In this episode, we welcome back Eric Ewald, where he discusses considerations when thinking about joining a board. To learn more about board governance, check out our blog Ewald in Practice at Ewald.com.
- Do you have the time, energy and resources to dedicate to board service? Being invited to join a board may be flattering, but to properly carry out the role, you need to be thoughtful about how much time you are able to dedicate to your position.
- Meet with other board members. The best way to get an idea of how the board functions is to grab a cup of coffee with a current member. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
- Keep in mind that it may take a while to get comfortable. Eric explains that some board members do not feel fully settled for a year or more. Don’t hesitate to reach out to staff and other board members with questions. It is all a learning experience.
Listen to the episode: To Be or Not to Be (On a Board)